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Old 06-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #78136
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Right
Picking up a DR650 with a full tank of fuel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXV4u94tufs
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& Picking up a DR650 with a SAFARI tank full tank of fuel + an amateur unbiased review of the Safari Tank. Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoeI4dhIcQA
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Mild humour and medium level course language lol
Nice videos. My stock DR self-dumped in the driveway while warming up. Since I've been babying a sore back I used a different method to put it upright. It was on its right side. Squatting down, I approached the top side butt first, grabbed the lower handlebar with my left hand and the rear grab bar with my right. Using my legs I got the bike high enough to turn around and finish the job.

Truth be told, the "taking a big shit noise" was also employed.

There's a video on YouTube showing some 95# chick lifting a big street moto that way.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:52 AM   #78137
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With 5200 pages sometimes a search can be overwhelming so I realize I am asking a question that has been asked before.
Simply put, what is the best skid plate to buy?
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:02 AM   #78138
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I have a Whipps plate which appears to be roadside bomb proof!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #78139
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If your looking for a plate that can withstand bashing the Moose type plates are thick and take the most in my experience. I think the Happy Trail plate may be the same thickness, maybe the same plate. Others I've seen are slightly thinner like the stock DR plate which is also much narrower.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #78140
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With 5200 pages sometimes a search can be overwhelming so I realize I am asking a question that has been asked before.
Simply put, what is the best skid plate to buy?
The one that is sold by ProCycle! Period, hands down the Best! Now that is only my opinion and you will get some many more.

Hell, I don't blame anyone for asking the question that has been asked many times before. 5200 pages is quite a lot............
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:07 AM   #78141
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Some say the Procycle one doesn't go far enough back.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #78142
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Some say the Procycle one doesn't go far enough back.
I know, I have read their comments and I think that they are full of shit.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #78143
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With 5200 pages sometimes a search can be overwhelming so I realize I am asking a question that has been asked before.
Simply put, what is the best skid plate to buy?
It's good to have some idea of what a thread contains but new products are always coming onto the market and riders are always figuring out new ways to do things, so don't worry about making an extensive search.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #78144
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With 5200 pages sometimes a search can be overwhelming so I realize I am asking a question that has been asked before.
Simply put, what is the best skid plate to buy?

I just installed this one after looking at a lot of them and this is not my first DR650.
Take a look at how this is mounted--not "C" clamps over the frame but an engine bolt and two rear bolts. It has isolation washers around the bolts to cut down on noise.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...uki-dr650se-96
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #78145
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I just installed this one after looking at a lot of them and this is not my first DR650.
Take a look at how this is mounted--not "C" clamps over the frame but an engine bolt and two rear bolts. It has isolation washers around the bolts to cut down on noise.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...uki-dr650se-96
I installed one just like that on my tiger that I purchased from TT. The isolation rubbers sheared off when I hit a rock on the edge of the plate and I had to continue on without engine protection. The "C" claps to the frame would not have done this and I could have continued on without slowing down and worrying. But not everyone rides in the rough conditions either.

I did forget to mention, this DR is not my first bike but it is my first DR...
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #78146
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If you want the 'best' bash plate:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806155

Not cheap, but you get what you pay for, recommended.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:32 PM   #78147
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Nice plate, would be a reasonable buy at no more than $250.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:24 AM   #78148
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I was starting to get withdrawals

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:58 AM   #78149
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I was starting to get withdrawals

ER70S-2 is probably passed out at his keyboard, his finger reflexively tapping the refresh button...
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:14 AM   #78150
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I installed one just like that on my tiger that I purchased from TT. The isolation rubbers sheared off when I hit a rock on the edge of the plate and I had to continue on without engine protection. The "C" claps to the frame would not have done this and I could have continued on without slowing down and worrying. But not everyone rides in the rough conditions either.

I did forget to mention, this DR is not my first bike but it is my first DR...
Don't know what you had on your Tiger. On the one I installed and posted the isolation rubbers could completely deteriorate or pull out and the skid would not go anywhere. I've had the ones with C clamps on the frame and they chaffed and removed paint and were a PITA.
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